Senior BJP leader Sartaj Singh passes away

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Former Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shri Sartaj Singh passed away in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on October 12 following a brief illness. He was 83 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.

He served as PWD minister in government of Madhya Pradesh. He won the Lok Sabha elections five times from the Hoshangabad seat. He was also elected as an MLA twice.

He also served as Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare from 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996.

Shri Singh came into the limelight in 1998 after he defeated powerful Congress leader and former Union minister late Arjun Singh from Hoshangabad Lok Sabha constituency.

The BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda expressed grief over the leader’s demise and said on X “The news of the demise of former Union Minister and former Minister of Madhya Pradesh Government, senior leader Shri Sartaj Singh Ji, is very sad. May God rest the departed soul in His feet and grant strength to the bereaved family members to bear this immense sorrow. Om Shanti!”

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over Singh’s demise and said he was a popular leader from the Itarsi-Narmadapuram (Hoshangabad) region. Shri Chouhan said Shri Sartaj Singh as a role model for younger generations, noting his dedication to people’s welfare, transcending caste-based divisions. Shri Chouhan described Sartaj Singh as a dedicated politician who selflessly worked for the betterment of the state’s residents.